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27 February 2023

Wee Mack’s Nursery

Wee Mack’s Nursery

Nursery Practitioner

Edinburgh City

Wee Mack’s Nursery are seeking qualified Early Years Practitioners to join our team. We provide care for babies and children aged 6 months to 5 years in our spacious nursery which opened August 2021 in Leith, Edinburgh. 

You must be passionate and enthusiastic about delivering a high standard of care to all users, and to help the centre in maintaining its aims and objectives. 

Your duties as Early Years Practitioner will include: 

  • maintaining a safe, caring and stimulating environment that promotes learning through play 

  • running activities and working with colleagues and other professionals to make sure that the babies/children’s needs are met 

  • working closely with parents and/or carers, giving them a high standard of service, including regular progress reports 

  • making sure that equipment, such as furniture and toys, is in good condition 

  • an understanding of child protection within the nursery and the procedure for reporting concerns 

  • knowledge of appropriate nursery policies 

  • any other duty deemed reasonable by Management 

You will need to have the following qualifications, training and experience: 

  • SVQ Level 3 (or working towards such - we can assist with gaining qualification if required) 

  • A sound working knowledge of the Curriculum for Excellence, Realising the Ambition and GIRFEC. 

  • A sound knowledge of child protection procedures. SSSC Registration 

  • Current PFA Certificate (desirable) 

  • Positive attitude, caring nature and ability to connect with babies and children 

  • Must be a good team player and committed to positive outcomes for our children and the nursery as a whole 

  • Membership of PVG scheme 

Working patterns and benefits: 

  • We have Full-Time, Part-time, Permanent, Fixed term and Zero hours contracts available (Part-time hours: 20 / 16 per week) 

  • Salary from £21,164.00 per year pro rata for Level 3 practitioners 

  • full time hours 37 hours per week, between 8am and 6pm, 4 days per week with 1 full day off (occasional weekend or evening work for events, training or marketing purposes may be required) 

  • 28 days annual leave plus Christmas shutdown 

  • Private medical/dental healthcare and mental health assistance 

  • length of service bonus annually after 2 years 

  • staff uniform, CPD and training opportunities provided

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